How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15
with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning
and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls,
without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Play countdown with matrices
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Play countdown with vectors.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being
visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes
so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times
you. . . .
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point
of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the
square covered by the triangle as it rotates?
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
A tool for generating random integers.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is
covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom
right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
How can we solve equations like 13x + 29y = 42 or 2x +4y = 13 with
the solutions x and y being integers? Read this article to find
Match the cards of the same value.
There are thirteen axes of rotational symmetry of a unit cube. Describe them all. What is the average length of the parts of the axes of symmetry which lie inside the cube?
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.